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I have a system that when i got it it would not boot past windows xp start up window.  I took the HD out and put it on another system and ran virus scan also ad aware removed all the ad ware,  when i put it back in the system it booted up all the way but locked up after a couple of minutes.  and the time keeps getting shorter.
I went in to msconfig disabled the startup and that seems to take care of the problem. Question in im not sure witch line is bad and the best way to remove it.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello beltvalleycomputers =)

If its XP then all programs in msconfig>Startup are form installed programs, which can be disabled
just leave those ones which are from ur AntiVirus and Firewall software and untick all others !!

then in Services section, clcik on Hide Microsoft Services button
now check if u can see any suspisiou or unwanted services, untick them also !!
for more info XP Services check here >> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

and if its Win98\ME, then check here how to control msconfig entries >> http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
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another good practise to know abt ur Startup and running processe will be using Hijackthis,,,,, coz it can store all the information abt ur running and starting programs..... so Download HijackThis v1.98.2 from here, run it and Save the LOG file:
http://tools.radiosplace.com/HijackThis.exe

Then Post that Log file at this site >> http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
and it will automatically analyse it for u,,, and will tell u what are the Nasty processes\entries which are needed to be fixed !!

to Fix entries, just tick them and click on Fix Checked :)
Post Back if u have more question or confusion, Good Luck =)
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OK
I now have the system to where it will boot up and run for ever, until I run a program. and it locks up after about 45 sec.
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 2000 total points
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hmmmm same thing happens in safemode ??

Also have u ever run chkdsk and defrage ur hard drive ??  :)
How much RAM are u using,,,, and also just have a look at ur CPU fans..... do they look Dirty enough :->
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by:beltvalleycomputers
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SheharyaarSaahil
I was so wraped up in the Reg and viruses that after i stopped it from timing out i forgot the obvious. thanks it worked

Jim
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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well it happens i know.... and that's why we are sitting here, to help people :)
glad u got ur problem resolved..... Cheers ^_^
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